C.8.9.1.1.1 Specialization of Image Plane Module and Image Pixel Module Attributes

For PET Series, the following Image Pixel Module attributes shall not vary from Image to Image :

Photometric Interpretation (0028,0004) Rows (0028,0010) Columns (0028,0011) Bits Allocated (0028,0100) Bits Stored (0028,0101) Pixel Representation (0028,0103)

For PET Series, the following Image Plane Module attributes shall not vary from Image to Image :

Pixel Spacing (0028,0030)

For PET Series where Series Type (0054,1000), Value 2 is IMAGE, the following Image Plane Module attributes shall not vary from Image to Image :

Image Orientation (Patient) (0020,0037)

Note: This means that for a Series Type (0054,1000) Value 2 of IMAGE, all images in the PET Series lie on parallel planes. The images, however, may have non-uniform spacing along the normals to the planes.

For PET Series where Series Type (0054,1000), Value 2 is REPROJECTION, the Image Orientation (0020,0037) attribute shall vary such that the images rotate about a single axis. Geometrically, the normal to each image plane is defined by the cross product of its row and column vectors. Each reprojection image has one Center Normal that passes through the center of the image. Reprojection images within a PET Series shall have their Center Normals be co-planar and pass through a single point.